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Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats.

Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi. The goal of evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application.

More screenshots of Evince are available in the screenshots section.

Supported Document Formats.

Evince is specifically designed to support the file following formats.

  • PDF
  • Postscript
  • djvu
  • tiff
  • dvi

Optional Support.

  • Impress

  • Comics

  • Images (currently included as a toy, but needs work)

    • Is this is implemented, how does that fit with EOG?

Possible or Planned to Support.

MS Powerpoint using libpreview. Currently very rough and alpha-quality.


For a full list of all the Evince features check our wiki page. 


[Evince Searching]

Integrated search displaying the number of results found and highlights the results on the page.

Page Thumbnails.

[Evince Thumbnail]

Thumbnails of pages show quick reference for where you'd like to go in a document. Evince's thumbnails are available in the left sidebar of the viewer.

Page Indexing.

[Evince Indexing]

For documents that support indexes Evince gives the option to show the document index for quick jumping from one section to another.


Thumbnail sidebar showing while scrolling through a document.

Index sidebar showing while looking at a table of contents with linked index items.

Document open dialog showing PDFs and Poscripts in the file types filter.

Encrypted document view after a person has canceled the password entry for unlocking a document.

Search highlighting of search results in a document.

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Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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